Does Christ Mean More?

Does Christ Mean MoreDoes Christ mean more
Than twinkling lights,
  Or choruses
Of O Holy night?

Does seeking Him
Have priority
Over Santa
And festivities?

Does lining homes
With wreaths and mangers
Take up more time
Than loving neighbors?

Does chasing dreams
Of Christmas magic
  Make holidays
For some feel tragic?

There’s nothing wrong
With decorations,
Or caroling
With exaltation;

Of silent night
And nativities
That shine His light

But seeking Christ
Amid Christmas-y
Must reign supreme
Above pageantry.

For mistletoe
And winter wonderland
Cannot replace
The warmth of Bethlehem.

A King was born,
And He came humbly
To show His love
For humanity.

Our greatest gift
To bestow on Him
Is rendered not
Through the Yuletide din.

What matters most
Amongst Christmas cheer
Is serving Christ;
To Him drawing near.

In Christ alone,
There is peace on earth;
His joy excels
Even Christmas mirth.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2:14

Sue Nash/2013

For more of my poems, see Poetry Corner


11 thoughts on “Does Christ Mean More?

  1. Rene Yoshi

    Wonderful reminder of keeping the focus on Christ and serving Him and others during this season of celebration. I appreciate the balance you expressed of also being able to enjoy and be blessed by all the extras. (^_^)

  2. cuffesisters

    Keeping Christ in Christmas is what it should be all about, but it’s so easy to get caught up in busyness and forget the true Message and Meaning. Thanks for the beautiful poem!


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